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2/22/99
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4:37:54 PM
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I'm trying to find out if there was a Dr.Weller who was the ship's doctor in 1959. Would anyone know that? He was supposed to be, but I've been having a a hard time confirming this. He was supposed to have left from Southern California in 1959 on this ship. Any information would be helpful. Please e-mail ru@inch.com Dave Newman Thanks!


Date:
8/30/99
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4:26:19 PM
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Dennis Marshall 38415 Jacaranda Dr. Newark, CA 94560 dammmm@pacbell.net

Anyone know what happened to the old tub?


Date:
10/7/99
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1:55:23 PM
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I serve on board from Sept 1963 to Mar 1966. Was an EN3 when I left the ship. When I was in the navy I couldn't get out fast enough now I set aound and think about all the good times I had on board her. I have a lot of stuff that I kept from my time on the Polk (plan of day, crew list, pictures, ETC.) I even have a set of blue prints of the ship as built. Anyone wishings copies of this stuff can e-mail me, write, or call. David Lloyd King 10412 Enger st. Bakersfield, Ca 93312 or ph# 661 589 1757 E-Mail lloydking1@aol.com


Date: 
          11/10/99
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          8:24:31 PM
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Ron Servin SA in 1967 served aboard POLK COUNTY until decommissioning in 1970. We also
decommissioned the Caroline County LST 525 in Orange Tex. I knew alot of the crew listed in the
log, Tex Addison, Tex Collins, Charles Cronk, Toth BM1, WIMBLEY BM3, and so on.  She was a great duty station. It would have been nice to be able to see her again
rservin@aol.com


Date:
 03 Dec 1999
Time:
 22:51:45

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Jack Parrish
joparr1@ibm.net

I served on board as a Shipfitter from 1955 to 1959. 
I have a lot of memories. I often wondered about the crew that was
on board during that time. 
Jack Parrish
Woods Cross, Utah



Date: 
11 Dec 1999
Time:
 14:45:37

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My name is Frank (Dago) Anastasio. I was one of the crewmembers who recomminissioned the ship
on November 3, 1950. Served until May 1954. I was the cook for that time, and I'd like to get
in contact with anyone who'd served with me at that time. You can reach me via my son's e-mail
at JFrankA@usa.net .


Date: 
07 Apr 2000
Time:
14:06:06

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I sorry to be sending this e-mail however I retired three years ago from the USMC and would
want to know the status of those I served with too. My father-in-law, Robert Gerald Brown, who
served on the USS Polk County from around Aug 1950 to around May 1954 passed away from a car
accident in Feb 2000.
His nickname could have been "Grese" but we don't know if that nickname stayed with him during
his service in the USN or was just used back here in Missouri. He was a SN, deck hand and as
well as we know was probably in trouble the majority of the time. My wife's family and I did
not discover that he was a crew member of the ship until after his death when we found his
discharge paperwork from the USN. 
If any of the former crew members has any pictures and knew Bob the family would appreciate
cooresponding with those former crew memebers and possibly exchanging information. Also, what
events during the war were the ship involved in, i.e., the Inchon landings? I'm trying to
compile some history of the times that my father-in-law was involved and any information that
anyone could lend ould be greatly appreciated.
I can be reached at the following address: Scott Krenzke, 500 Great Plains Dr., House Springs,
MO 63051 e-mail: Krenzkemo@earthlink.net. Thank you, Semper Fi. Scott Krenzke, CWO2 USMC
(Ret).

Date: 
27 May 2000
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10:20:06

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My father, served on the Polk Co. 1955-59,his name is Mike Rodriguez and was a gunners mate. I'm trying to gather old photos memorabilia etc.. I also have some photos willing to share with
anyone. He would love to get in touch with his buddy from Arizona referred as mr.adonis, (don't
know his real name).  I remember he had a tattoo of an eagle across chest. Please e-mail me
mrodri1029@aol.com or call 281-568-6844,my name is Miguel Rodriguez.


Date: 
28 May 2000

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11:59:00

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You have a excellent web page "Job well done."
Jerry Howe Shipfitter Sumner County (65-66)


Date: 
26 June 2000

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22:15:00

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I WAS ON THE OLD POLK COUNTY FROM 1968-1970.WE PUT HER TO REST IN ORANGE,TEX
IN MARCH 1970(DECOMISSIONED).WENT TO VEITNAM ON HER,DA NANG,CHU LI,QA VEIT.
I WAS AN EM DOWN IN AGOSS THE HOLE.GATOR NAVY


Date: 
30 June 2000
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14:55

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My father served on the U.S.S. Polk County from 1966-1968. He was a Boatswains Mate, 2nd
class. His name is Eugene Horowitz. If anyone recalls knowing him, please let me know. I
would love to surprise him with any emails of former shipmates. My email is
litllady_3@hotmail.com or gseipel@bright.net. It would be most appreciated.

Thank you,

Rachel K. (Horowitz) Brussell


Date: 
3 September 2000
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10:35
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I SERVED ON THE POLK FROM 1964 TO 1967,IWAS IN THE ENGINERRS DEPT.MY RANK WAS FN,ASSAULT BOAT
ENG. Jim Barbaro - HONEYMOONEXPRESS@aol.com


Date: 
4 September 2000
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18:21
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neil hudson--en3--HUD--served 63-67--in main eng room--with
argyle--tiny-brown--spurgeon-barbaro-lets hear from you guys--been toooooo
long-       studranger@aol.com


Date: 
4 September 2000
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18:35
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i served in main eng room--brownies gang from 63-67---neil hudson {hud}--where are you
barwick?argyle--brown--tiny!!!--and george mc gill?



Date: 
4 September 2000
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21:55

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I served in POLK COUNTY from late 1956 to late 1959. I reported as Electrician's Mate First Class and detached as EMC. Except for a serious disagreement with the XO over a Ship's party in Sasebo ,my tour in PC was a most enjoyable experience. Would like to hear from any and all of that era.


Date: October 29, 2000
Time: 22:42

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I served in the Gunnery Division From 1956-1959. Looking for shipmates Mike Rodriguez, Shropshire, Lucy Adams, Joe Ganshorne, or anyone that was assigned to the ship during this time period. Please contact me at email address dsrtdog26@aol.com or my home phone 801-268-2884. Thanks E.C. VanRoosendaal (Rosie).


Date: November 02, 2000
Time: 13:46

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gdwulf@bwsys.net 228EKelloggAve Kewanee IL On board when commisioned 1945 small boat cox I have pictures of some of the crew Iwill send them on request. My E mail is inactive at this time


Date: November 02, 2000
Time: 19:47

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My name is Bill Beer, I was an EM1, and served from February 1968 to November 1968. The ship was homeported in San Diego, CA and we took her to Bellingham, WA and San Francisco,CA. She rode like a surfboard and provided experience to me which payed off in later years. I still wonder if they ever installed all those d.c. vent motors we needed to replace.


Date: December 25, 2000
Time: 11:33

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Served from Feb. 45 to Nov. '45. Does anyone have info on Ens Pyle? Contact me care of Dan Jr's E mail . Dansamh@aol.com. Thanks, Dan Hughes Sr.


Date: December 26, 2000
Time: 22:04

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I served on the 1084 in 1955-1956. I would like to hear from anyone who was aboard her at that time. Thank you.


Date: December 29, 2000
Time: 14:05

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It is great to see this site. I reported aboard with Gordon Beers and Sam Gallo in Pearl Harbor about two weeks before we got orders to Chu Lai in late 1965. I had bright red hair and was assigned to the Deck Dept. I served as "Bow Hook" in the starboard LCVP, but the Coxswain (can't remember his name) let me drive the boat quite a bit of the time. I was on the wheel when we got the first radio message to get over to block a small boat approaching the ship outside Chu Lai. It was pretty tense for awhile. I also nearly had a leg torn off outside of Chu Lai when we attempted to recover the boat in a pretty bad storm. I was on watch on the bridge the night we were in Chu Lai and the tide changed and the LTJG Officer of the Deck had dozed off. When he awoke the ship was about 45 degrees to the side of the river. He was sweating bullets trying to steer the ship back to 90 degrees without waking the CO. I wanted to strike for Storekeeper, but another guy got to strike before me. Then I learned that he decided he didn't like it and I talked him into trading with me. So he went back into Deck and I finished out his messcooking for the four Chiefs and then went to work for SK3 Woods. I ran the Ships Store for awhile. When we returned to San Diego and lived in the barracks while the ship was at Campbell Machine, I bought a gray '59 "Bug Eye" Sprite. But then I was trasferred to a Sub Tender before the bomb was set off in the Boatswains Locker and the CO was hung in effigy on the tank deck. Up until now, I have only been able to track down one shipmate from that period. Fred Detour ended up in a mental institution. After my enlistment was up I got out, but then got a commission in the Navy Reserve 13 years later. I am now a Commander and the Commanding Officer of a Public Affairs unit at Naval Station Everett, WA. I tried to track down the whereabouts of the ship. It was sold to a Greek company. But the company doesn't exist by that name anymore. I have a pretty nice photo of the ship taken from the beach in Chu Lai that I'd be happy to send. Richard L. Marin, Deck Dept & Supply Dept 1965-66 marin@foxinternet.net (425) 778-3762


Date: January 03, 2001
Time: 22:10

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I was on the uss caroline county lst 525 i recomissioned it in 1966 left in 1967 she was a very good boat. i was on there for two years glad to know she was decomissioned in tex. wionder what she is now??

wojo12922@cs.com


Date: September 23, 2004
Time: 01:56

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Hey Mates...My name is Jack Constantine and I came aboard the Polk County early 1967 in San Diego. Made an immediate Westpac tour. I was an RMSN when I first reported. Its been incredible seeing some old crewmates in pictures posted on this site, it brings back really good memories. I've seen pics of Ray Brown, Roscoe Stover, Dale Holland, Ron Servin, all guys I remember fondly. The shots of approaching Chu Lai really brought back memories, like making sure these outposts in Viet Nam were up to date with radio messages, especially Qua Viet, which was our Northern most point, it being just South of the DMZ. The beginning of that tour, we encountered the Vung Tau River to Saigon to deliver the river craft we brought over from the Naval Station in Long Beach. It was the first time I realized we were definately in a war zone, with all the tracer bullets overhead at night, the 24 hour "Papa boat" security we needed to maintain while in port, the very idea that someone could swim to the ship using a reed to breathe and sabotage us was very alarming to a 19 year old. I remember not having air conditioning on board, having missed our window of opportunity in Hawaii, and sweating it out on station. I'm going to enclose my e-mail address if any of you guys out there remember me and want to remind me what a great guy I was or if I was an a-hole instead, all comments are welcomed :-). Take care, Mates...Jack Constantine jacmac@earthlink.net


Date: October 12, 2004
Time: 17:26

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Visited with Wilmer Baumiller who served on the Polk County in 56-57, if any body knows him, contact me at ( viclaine@mato.com ) he was in my company at USNTC. San Diego in 3-56. I served on the Sumner County, LST 1148 Thanks, Vic Albrandt



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Hi Shipmates - Frank Broz here. Served aboard LST 1084 Sept. 52 to Dec 55 RMSN to RM2. Three nine months WESTPAC tours - check website blog Dana Smith, Engineering Officer and XO http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/memoirs/index.htm and when there click on Memoirs Index then click on Dana Smith. LT Smith's site really tells the full story while I was aboard running around the Main Radio. Joke -there was only one radio room aboard. Auxiliary Radio only had the Gibson Girl SOS machine. Well, as a Naval Communicator, life was up and down. Sometimes port and stbd watches, sometimes four section watches. God, I loved early liberty. When discharged Dec. 20, 1955 enlisted in the Naval Reserve in Stockton, CA. From there to San Jose NAVTRASTA - made RM1 then became a snoop (that's CT aka Communications Technician - very hush hush). Rated to CTC then back to RMC then to RMCS and RMCM. (RM's now are IT - Intelligence Technician - big whoop!) Became CMC REDCOMREG 20 Treasure Island working for now RADM Lee Isaacson, Line Officer aboard LST 1084 for 18 months 1953-54. RADM Isaacson passed away Aug. 1991 at 61 from a blood disease. I taught public school - elem-mid school - HS - JC - university - for 32 years while in the Naval Reserve. Loved those two weeks away for training. Retired from teaching June, 1993. Became a California Retired Teachers Association member currently California State Membership Chair. CRTA has 53,000 members that support all public retired educators with heavy representation in Sacramento politically plus protecting our retired pay and allowances and quality of life. Thanks for reading this stellar account of a freckled faced boy who tried to make his daddy proud. Frank Broz, RMCM (SW) USNR, (Ret) 204 Belden Drive, San Jose, CA 95123-3607 Email: frank.barb@comcast.net H: (408) 225-0609 Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs a Specialty (Joke)






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